Goodison going under the knife

The 39-year-old, who penned a contract extension at Prenton Park

in May, has suffered a tear in his cartilage.

Manager Ronnie Moore told BBC Radio Merseyside: “Unfortunately

he’s going to be out for six to eight weeks.

“He’s having the operation on Thursday night and we won’t know

how long for sure until the surgeon’s had a look.”

Moore has a selection headache at centre-back with Mark

McChrystal laid low due to a calf problem, although Ash Taylor is

expected to return to contention for the npower League One opener

against Leyton Orient following Wales Under-21 international

duty.